The 1st - BDP 7L Sub-Area Meeting (Sekong Basin) Stakeholder Participation, Identifying Key Issues and Opportunities

Champasak Province, Lao PDR, 25th Feb 2010 - 26th Feb 2010

Under the framework of MRC Basin Development Plan programme, Lao National Mekong Committee invited representatives, stakeholders and individuals from local communities, water user associations, non-state organizations and national agencies at provincial, Sekong Basin and national levels to participate in the 1st BDP 7L Sub-area Meeting - Upper Sekong Basin.

The meeting is part of a series of MRC BDP sub-area activities which is one of the most prominent means to promote stakeholder participation and decentralized basin planning process of the Lower Mekong Basin.

The meeting was held in Champasak Province on February 25-26, 2010. The meeting participants came from a wide range representative groups and stakeholders. The objective of the 1st Sub-area Meeting in the Upper Sekong Basin is 3 folds,

  1. to introduce the MRC Basin Development Planning of the MRC Phase 2’s planned activities and process to stakeholders in the Upper Sekong Basin and collect feedback,
  2. to promote stakeholder participation in river basin planning in LMB at the national tributary level,
  3. and to dialogue and identify current situation, issues and opportunities for strengthening management and development within the aim of sustainable use of resources and poverty reduction in the 7L - Sekong Basin sub-area. 

Date

25-26 February 2010

Venue

Champasak Province, Lao PDR

Contact Points

For technical information please contact
Mr. Aloune Sayavong
National BDP Coordinator
Lao Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: + 856 20 576 2569
Fax: + 856 20 2233330
Email: aloune@wrea.gov.la

For international and regional coordination please contact:
Ms. Chitlatda Keomuongchanh
National Junior Sociologist/Socio-economist
Basin Development Plan Programme
Mekong River Commission Secretariat, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: + 856-21 263 263 ext. 2108
Fax: + 856-21 263 264
Email: chitlatda@mrcmekong.org                              

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